Summer is slowly coming to an end, which means now is the best possible time to get your HVAC system ready for the colder months. By proactively conducting a few simple services and scheduling HVAC maintenance with your local HVAC repair services, you can avoid costly future HVAC repairs, maintain efficiency, and prolong the life of your HVAC system.
That said, are a few simple tips you can use to prepare your HVAC system for the cooler weather:
- Change your air filters. It’s recommended to have your air filters changed at least once a month, or twice a month if you have pets. A clean air filter ensures your HVAC system is running efficiently and that you have good air quality. This is especially important after the summer months because you’ll start to spend more time indoors.
- Clean your air vents. Your air filters aren’t the only thing in your home that impacts your indoor air quality. It’s important that you also clean your air vents using a vacuum cleaner to clear away any dust, dander, or debris. This ensures your air quality is better and air circulation is more controlled.
- Clean up and clear away your furnace area. With the cooler seasons on the way, it’s important to make sure that you don’t have items that have piled up around your furnace. Flammable materials that are around or propped up against your furnace are a fire hazard and could be dangerous.
- Perform a test on your thermostat and furnace. It’s good to have your furnace run for at least 10 minutes to make sure it’s running properly before you actually need it to keep your family warm for the cooler seasons. You might smell an odor coming from the furnace when you test it, but this will only last for a few minutes. If the smell lasts for longer, it may be a good idea to contact your local HVAC repair services. Once the furnace has been tested, test your thermostat while you’re at it to make sure the heating mode is working
Looking for HVAC services?
If you’re looking to schedule your seasonal HVAC maintenance with your local HVAC repair services, you’re not alone. In fact, experts recommend scheduling maintenance inspections at least twice a year to maintain an efficient HVAC system.
Whether you’re looking for just a tune-up or you need a major repair or replacement, Roger’s Plumbing and Heating is the place for you. For more information about HVAC repairs, maintenance, or emergency services, contact Roger’s Plumbing and Heating today.